Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

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Occupation

One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

Visit the Occupation Mueseum

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Literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

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Fortification

During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

Heritage Sites

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Candie Christmas

Visit the Guernsey Museum on Sunday's in the run up to Christmas for a festive day out!

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Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - tours of Sausmarez Manor

Visit the Manor mentioned in the book and hear readings of the diaries of an actual incident as recounted in the book of the Pig and the German Officer.

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Secrets of the Mirus Gun Battery

A tour of one of the best preserved of four vast German underground bunkers that made up the largest gun battery in the Channel Islands, and operated by the German Navy.

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